Local News

  • Memorial Day observance

    The 24th annual county Memorial Day program is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at Lancaster Memorial Park, 1389 Memorial Park Road.

  • Morning accident causes havoc

    A single-vehicle accident without injuries caused a major headache for drivers on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) north of Lancaster Thursday, May 21, rerouting traffic miles around the Taylor’s Grove community for more than eight hours.
    The accident in the 2700 block of Charlotte Highway happened shortly before 5 a.m. about a half a mile north of the intersection at Shiloh Unity Road when the driver of a southbound Chevrolet Avalanche struck a power pole and two fences.

  • Council defers moratorium vote

    Mixed feelings and a slew of questions resulted in county officials deferring a proposed Indian Land rezoning moratorium Monday night, May 18, until they have more information.
    Lancaster County Council was originally set to consider first reading of an ordinance to impose a nine-month moratorium on the acceptance and processing of rezoning applications for all properties north of Rock Hill Highway (S.C. 5).

  • Faile preaches local

    When it comes to running one of the best restaurants around day-to-day, Cecil Faile couldn’t ask for a better teacher.

  • City to receive preservation award for Cultural Arts Center

    The city of Lancaster will receive a 2015 Historic Preservation Stewardship Award for its dedication to the preservation of the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Lancaster Presbyterian Church. 

  • INSP’s ‘Brush of Honor” honors fallen soldiers

    This Thursday, May 21, at 9 p.m., family entertainment channel INSP will debut “Brush of Honor,” an original series chronicling the lives of American soldiers killed in action and an artist who has dedicated his talent to honoring them. An encore two-episode presentation will run on Memorial Day, May 25.

  • Former IL man dies in Riverside Road wreck

    A former Indian Land resident died in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday, May 16. 

  • Pageland store clerk shot in armed robbery

     PAGELAND –  A store clerk is in critical but stable condition after being shot during an armed robbery at La Tienda Mexicana Store on West McGregor Street on Sunday night, May 17.

    The suspect is still at large. He is described as a 5-feet, 5-inch tall young black male. He was wearing gray pants and a black shirt during the robbery.

    Pageland Police Chief Larry Brown said the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation.

  • Buford’s Emma Willhite has a heart for the hurting

    Editor’s note: In the next four issues, The Lancaster News is profiling students who have overcome challenges to earn a high school diploma in 2015. 

  • Warriors leave it all on the field

    LEXINGTON – Indian Land High School’s quest for coveted state championship gold wasn’t achieved, but the Warriors, without question, are still quite proud of the IL boys soccer team.